YOUTH SERVICES

 

Our Drop-Ins and Virtual Meetings


Our drop-ins are a space for local Charlotte County youth 20 and under to connect, have fun, and get the tools they need to succeed. We regularly paint, play games, watch movies, and much more.

We cultivate a space of safety and respect, one where youth can express themselves without fear of judgement. 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Our drop-ins are a great time for local Charlotte County youth 20 and under to come together and connect, have fun, and get the tools they need to succeed. We regularly paint, play games, watch movies, and much more. We sometimes hold these hours in other locations, but this will always be specified in the event details or on our social media.

Drop-In Hours & Location

Our regular drop-ins are held on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Mid-County Library, 

US41 and 2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd in Port Charlotte, Florida.

 

Youth and volunteers only from 4:15 to 6:00 pm.

Hours are staffed by adult volunteers made up of allies and LGBTQ+ community members.

We also hold virtual meetings, held weekly on the first 3 Wednesdays from 4 to 5 pm, alternating between Discord and Zoom.

Please email Hal@AllRainbowandAlliedYouth.org for details on joining in.

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SERVICES

Regular Drop-In Hours

Support for Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Minority Youth

Advocacy for LGBTQ+ Youth


 

Our drop-in hours cultivate a space of inclusion and safety for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies. We grow stronger by coming together.

Our volunteers are compassionate, caring people, many of whom are part of the LGBTQ+ community. We are here to support youth in individualized ways.

We advocate for LGBTQ+ youth at all levels: medical, educational, public policy, and more. We elevate youth voices so that they are represented within our community.

LGBTQ+ Best Practices Training

Resources for Friends & Family

Referral Services

We offer an introduction into compassionate LGBTQ+ inclusive best practices for Charlotte County-based service providers, including those involved in mental and physical healthcare, policy, human resources, and more.

If you are looking for information and education on LGBTQ+ youth, ARAY can help. We provide one-on-one conversations as well as individualized educational packets for friends and family of LGBTQ+ youth.

ARAY offers referral services to mental and physical healthcare providers, support groups, LGBTQ+ organizations, specialists, and groups that assist with specific legal fees.